Global warming is one of the most serious challenges facing us today. To protect the health and economic well-being of current and future generations, we must reduce our emissions of heat-trapping gases by using the technology, know-how, and practical solutions already at our disposal.
Change in Pennsylvania
A new report by Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and a group of independent scientists and economists provides an in-depth look at the potential consequences of climate change in Pennsylvania and the opportunities available today to reduce heat-trapping emissions in the state.
Update on Global Warming
As we select top essays and photographs to be included in our online global warming book with Penguin Classics, download free wallpaper for your computer and read a profile of the first contributor chosen.
and Economists Urge Action
Leading U.S.-based scientists and economists call on our nation's leaders to swiftly establish and implement policies to bring about deep reductions in U.S. heat-trapping emissions.
Recent successes in Global Warming include:
- Pushed Congress ever closer to passing federal climate legislation
- Exposed ExxonMobil’s role in misrepresenting the state of climate science
- Brought deforestation to the forefront of climate policy discussions
- Built momentum for action in the Northeast by illustrating potential local impacts of global warming
- Advanced smart climate policy in the Midwest
- Advised California policy makers on trend-setting actions
Change in Pennsylvania
A new report by Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and a group of independent scientists and economists provides an in-depth look at the potential consequences of climate change in Pennsylvania and the opportunities available today to reduce heat-trapping emissions.
Target for U.S. Emissions Reduction
This UCS report explains why the U.S. must cut heat-trapping emissions by 80 percent.
California: Our Changing Climate
If global warming emissions continue unabated, California is expected to face poorer air quality, a sharp rise in extreme heat, a less reliable water supply, more dangerous wildfires, and expanding risks to agriculture.
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Nuclear Power in a Warming World
This report describes the role nuclear power should play as a climate change solution.
Must Be Allowed to Reduce Global Warming Pollution from
Thirteen states have adopted clean car standards to reduce global warming pollution from vehicles. But Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson has denied the states the waiver they need to implement these crucial standards.
Urge Your Governor to Keep the Western Climate Initiative Strong
The Western Climate Initiative (WCI) is a partnership among seven states and four Canadian provinces to build a regional program to reduce global warming pollution. Residents of CA, AZ, OR, MT, NM & WA should urge your governor to ensure that polluters are held accountable.
Mirrors and Hot Air
A UCS report documents ExxonMobil’s tobacco-like disinformation campaign on global warming science, which spent nearly $16 Million to fund skeptic groups, create confusion.
The Migrating Climates feature provides a dramatic way of visualizing the effects of climate projections by estimating where selected states in the Great Lakes region and the Northeast will have "moved" climatically over the next century.
Northeast Climate Impacts Database
This web-based database provides registered users with free access to most of the climate data generated for the Northeast Climate Impacts Report, including projected changes this century in temperature, precipitation, relative humidity, snow cover, and more that can be expected in the Northeast under higher and lower emission scenarios.